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How a Selfie With America's Most Talked About Gay Man Opened My Eyes

Sarah Zapp | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Zapp

It's 11:30 pm on a random Thursday night, and who do I see crossing the street in LA on their way into the club? Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player drafted and recently dropped from an NFL team.

How To Get Unstuck In An Unhappy Marriage In 10 Steps (Or: A Guide To Happiness)

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

Can you pinpoint a time that you started feeling unhappy? What else was going on in your life? Can you think of a time that you WERE happy?

How My Night in a Vegas Club Can Make You Better at Your Job

Sarah Zapp | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Zapp

Good salespeople know how to make everyone around them feel good. So remember names, remember details and most importantly remember how you make someone feel.

Is Following Your Dreams Unrealistic?

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 08.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Kevin Kleitches

Most of the e-mails I get echo the same sentiment: "I wish I could follow my passion." These people write to tell me they've been stuck in a boring...

12 Lessons Life Will Teach You (Sometimes the Hard Way)

Alexandra Harra | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

These lessons aren't part of any class curriculum. They are taught between the lines -- picked up through pain and need and faulty action. They are unwavering truths of life we often forget but more often dismiss.

How to Kill the Backlog -- Forever!

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

Your problem isn't finding time to clear your backlog, your problem is building behaviors to manage your pipeline. When you focus on a backlog, you're working the symptom instead of targeting the cause, looking backward instead of forward.

On Experiencing Fear

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Everyone has experienced fear. And fear comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It can be disguised as jealousy, envy or fake self-confidence. When we...

16 Things I've Learned From 16 Years Of Dealing With Depression

Hannah Sentenac | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Sentenac

In the wake of the tragic news about Robin Williams, it's crucial for those who struggle with depression to cling to hope and life and the knowledge that things will get better. By sharing our journeys, we can shine on a light on an affliction that affects so many of our fellow humans.

Why Your Safe Zone Is Keeping You From Pursuing Your Ideas

Mike Liguori | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Mike Liguori

Why do we fear risk? What keeps us from living out the things we want most? The safe zone. It is why that new business idea you've been thinking a...

Suicide Hurts: Love Heals

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

No matter what you're going through in life, whether that's a difficult day or a difficult year, when you love yourself completely, you find your center, and when you find your center, you realize you are not alone but connected to all there is in the universe. And all there is -- is love. When you know this, you will never give up on life.

2 Ways to Stop Worry from Stealing Your Dreams

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Next time you face a panic-inducing situation (public speaking does it for most), acknowledge your thoughts and feelings. Remind yourself that these are normal. It's okay to feel nervous. The trick though is not to judge them or ruminate over them.

Essential Steps to Success in Life

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

We only have to seize them and be open for accepting the amazing gifts of life. The steps below will help you go forward to your greatest dreams and feel the glory of true success.

How to Deal With Self-Sabotage

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

Self-sabotage is bound to happen anytime we are stepping into the unknown. What is important is to recognize when we are getting in our own way of what we want and ask how we can empower ourselves to get back on track.

TIME OUT! This is Your Life. Reinvention Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

If you start with this gift to yourself -- the gift of time and reflection -- you'll be on the way to creating a profound change that you never realized was possible.

An Untold Story About James Gandolfini: Giving Up the Roles We Play

Allison Carmen | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Carmen

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." Amelia Earheart My oldest child and James ...

The Only Reason You Ever Need to Get Serious About Your Health

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Your body is your vessel. You fuel it and it fuels you. What you put in, you get out. What you eat today for lunch and every single day for the next 10, 20 and 30 years will directly affect your how comfortable you live and your ability to do the things that make you happy.

3 Reasons You Are Not a Fraud

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

You are awesome. Everyone is awesome in their own way. So pat yourself on the back and don't feel like you're not worthy. You are worthy! You're not a fraud! You're awesome!

What Your Dog Wants to Tell You But Can't

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Little did I know that that following my heart that day would transform my life. After meeting my new best friend, my entire life changed. I realized I could no longer settle in my life. I had a furry friend I was responsible for, and that meant giving us a life we really deserved.

How To Get Healthier In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

In any area of self-improvement -- not just in fitness and diet -- small changes in habit can lead to amazing results. Yet even the smallest change in behavior requires willpower and conscious effort -- something that sounds as simple as running five minutes a day won't be simple in practice.

Why I'm Finally Sharing the Photos I Hid for Years

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Lambert Voron

When I lost all of my hair, it was difficult to adjust to being bald, but what proved to threaten my confidence even more was the loss of my eyebrows and eyelashes. These features add contrast to our faces, and without them, I suddenly looked drastically different.

Why You Resist Promising

Laurie Gerber | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Figuring out the right promises for you that will lead you to your particular dreams at your pace and figuring out the right consequences that are annoying but not impossible (ones that will stick in your mind and push you) is an art and a science.

Healing Vigilante: Do Something Other Than Nothing

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

"I can't," said Rosa. "You can't, or you won't?" I asked. "Uh both." I looked carefully at Rosa, who seemed irritated. She was pretty but with ...

50 Tangible Ways to Practice Self-Love

Alexis Meads | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

If you don't work on yourself, if you don't take time for rest and relaxation, if you don't feed your soul, then you'll be so burnt out and depleted you won't be any help to anyone else -- least of all yourself.

5 Promises You Should Make To Yourself Every Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Every day we make handfuls of commitments. We say we'll meet friends for drinks or pick up the dry cleaning. We swear we'll make it to the gym or call...

Do Not Love Your Neighbor as Yourself... Yet

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Loving our neighbor as ourselves is one of the overarching spiritual laws of our time. It is an irreducible commandment, intended to remind us that w...